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  1. a branch of anthropology dealing with the geographical distribution of humankind and the relationship between human beings and their environment.
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Origin of anthropogeography

First recorded in 1645–55; anthropo- + geography
Related formsan·thro·po·ge·og·ra·pher, nounan·thro·po·ge·o·graph·ic [an-thruh-poh-jee-uh-graf-ik] /ˌæn θrə poʊˌdʒi əˈgræf ɪk/, an·thro·po·ge·o·graph·i·cal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for anthropogeography

Historical Examples

  • Ritter's Anthropogeography has opened a useful line of research.

    Evolution in Modern Thought

    Ernst Haeckel

  • Ritter's "Anthropogeography" has opened a useful line of research.

    Darwin and Modern Science

    A.C. Seward and Others

  • The term "isolation" was first employed in anthropogeography, the study of the relation of man to his physical environment.